Onirica is a short, experimental and state of the art looking horror mod, which brings you to explore the darkest corners of hero’s mind.
While playing with CryEngine Sandbox editor some years ago I already clearly knew that I should create the mod which will be opposite of the mood of original Far Cry.
Posted by skx_doom on Aug 23rd, 2013
After while the little demo of Void mod appeared on my hard drive in march of 2012. It had unique graphic style, but with gameplay side everything was wrong (unfortunately I haven't any screenshots of "Void" now).
After month of realizing that this mod wouldn't work properly on CryEngine with all ideas and physical puzzles, the first visions and versions of Onirica started to come to me. Yep, I had to change name to a more original one. For a some time I still wanted to add some new gameplay elements like collectable notes and physical puzzles, but I had no luck with it, so I just continue work on technical side. Well, actually I had "luck" with these elements, but the methods and quality of how it worked was... not that good.
And while it looked interesting it still had no real gameplay, no main character, no story and no goal. Yeah, quite a bad start for a project that already has been announced. I kinda stuck on this in late summer of 2012. So I continue my weird experiments again.
I guess that I was too ambitious and just hadn't any real experience of game and level design and that's why mod for a long time was on dead point (this is a classical mistake of beginners). Until some time...
The main level of mod was started to develop only in december of 2012, just after I visited the first four games of Silent Hill series. After this it was like "Holy sh*t... Now I know how to make it."
And nowadays the mod still has no main hero, no story behind of it all, no usual gameplay, but I already know how to show it all in a good way. The work on mod became more stable from that point. And I clearly knew that this supposed to be a short but quite beautiful journey through "hero's mind". Time went on and soon already it was finally done.
I'd like to thank everyone who played and fairly rated this little experimental mod.
That's all. Bye and good luck!